Core Enhancements, Performance

JotCache is advanced solution for page caching in Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3.x framework. JotCache consists from JotCache Plugin, JotCache Component and JotCache recache plugins.

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New combination of system plugin and management component covers tailored processing in JotCache for all types of extensions : static and dynamic modules as well as components with static content and dynamic forms. Extended marking of cached content allows fast checking of cache operation in frontend and backend (new feature for easy selecting of cached pages which needs cache reset).

JotCache Plugin is extended replacement of standart System-Cache plugin with following enhancements :

Features of ver.6

  • Cache management with faster opening on larger web sites – the cached files are presented with cached page titles and links, added more informations about cached page (browser type, language, non-routed query string), implemented items ordering, changed information about date/time of caching (incl. indication of expired or no more existing cache files)
  • Exclusion of selected pages and module template positions from page caching
  • Bots/crawlers and cookies exclusion
  • Selective use of browser cache for choosen page URI's
  • Multisite operation
  • Use of memcached (server) as cache storage
  • Extended URL caching rules (include/exclude general mode, using logical AND in rule expressions)
  • Cache Operation Modes (previous Browser Split) with possibility for each browser category (incl. phones, tablets) to select own operation mode :
    • exclude from caching
    • use common cache (for different browser categories)
    • use individual cache
  • Powerfull autoclean (garbage collection) activity
  • Possibility to set different page caches based on visitor browser type and device(phone,tablet).
  • Possibility to clear the cache only for selected pages.
  • Batch recaching of frontend pages based on :
    • information stored in database from previous page caching activity
    • site crawling started with site homepage to other linked pages up to given depth level Batch recaching can be also processed as cron job with selected setting possibilities
  • Manual recache of marked files by users with JotCache recache rights. In this working mode authorized user can start the recache of viewed page on frontend pages and see immediatelly the results.

modules no longer work

Posted on 28 March 2012

After uninstalling jotcache, my jquery image rotator on website no longer works or displays, even after several attempts of uninstalling the image module and reinstalling it still wont work. I would highly recommend backing up your site before using this extension

Owner's reply: After extension uninstall it is necessary to clear the cache to restore uncached site operation.

I didn't see any improvement for my site after installing/enabling/configurig this plugin... and even more... I uninstalled it and after this some of my pages got broken and I don't knot what to do now. I wrote to the developer 4-5 days ago but no answer at all so I don't know how do others write here that the developer responds and helps them instantly ... because this don't see to be true..

Owner's reply: Alexandru Vlas wrote me on 15th March. I responded on 20th March after 4 days vacation abroad but I get no response yet. Sorry for missunderstanding. I have no evidence during last two years of JotCache going public that something is left broken after its uninstall - your case is still open.

Great Component

Posted on 01 February 2012

This is the only way to go if you are looking for performance... Since I discovered it I started using JotCache on all my sites.

I only ran into one problem - compatibility with frameworks such as Gantry or YJSG - there is no way to exclude module positions as they do not follow the standard markup.

The only other thing that would be great is the ability to exclude individual modules.

I wish I could contribute with coding but am not skilled at it. However, I would be more than happy to help financially in making this compatibility and addition happen.

Thanks again for the great component.

Thank you, Vlado

Posted on 12 January 2012

I'm working on a Website that can benefit from caching. Unfortunately, there are two articles protected by passwords using the ContentPassword plugin. That plugin doesn't work with the stock Joomla caching. The passwords are never recognized.

JotCache allows you to exclude individual articles from caching so I installed it. After some configuration of JotCache, I enabled the plugin. It works well and solves my problem.

Cache Mastery

Posted on 29 December 2011

Well documented and very useful extension.

I needed something like this when Cache Wrapper, which overlaps a little in functionality, wasn't able to do the job of protecting a particular module from unwanted caching.

This achieved the solution. Nevermind it requires editing the template, it worked and was easy to implement.

This - along with CacheWrapper and CacheCleaner - is one of the three caching extensions I have to rate highly.

Excellent work.


Posted on 13 November 2011

Excellent component, very easy to install and works straight away! Reduce my page loading time by more than half! Well done!

Great extensions and support

Posted on 05 November 2011

I installed this extensions. It works very good. I needed to help with the setting and the support is perfect he adviced me well. Site are very fast now. I use heavy Rockettheme template.


Posted on 13 October 2011

First, i think i should mention that in many years i'm into Joomla!, i've only written 4 extension reviews, mainly because i'm not a kind of guy that's too easy to please :)

This extension is simply awesome, and it goes into my "must install" extensions list.

I maintain a fairly large website with several thousand articles and around 8000 visitors a day and today i had to move everything to a new dedicated server which proved to be kind of lazy on processing power. It took almost 30 seconds for the page to load and i was trying to speed things up for the whole evening. To make things worse, i couldn't use Joomla's builtin caching due to some errors in one component that serves the section of the frontpage. I must admit that prior to the installation i was sure that this component won't do the trick either. Moreover, i thought that even if it would spare me from that error in the component i just mentioned, the results in speed would be minimal.


My pages are F.L.Y.I.N.G!

I can't thank you guys enough! :)

Good Cache Plugin

Posted on 06 October 2011

The plugin and the component are the best to manage the cache page for all Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 site but now need it to be compatible with Joomla 1.7! I hope it comes out soon :-(

We have been using this plugin for the past several months after some performance issues at our site. To give some background, the site in question is fairly large with several hundred pages and averages between 5-6K visitors per day.

Combining this plugin with a CDN (using a separate 'CDN for Joomla!' plugin) has proven to be quite effective in reducing our server load.

We've also had some issues with the default joomla caching before we tried this, for eg. the extended menu module was incorrectly cached. With the additional 'Global Exclude' option in jotcache, we were able resolve some issues with specific components/pages as well.

Good to see the plugin is being updated! This is definitely a very needed plugin if you have more than 10 people visiting your site :)

Hope to have some advanced options like how w3tc for wordpress has! At the least, I'd hope for alternate methods to save the cached pages, like apc or eaccelerator.

All in all, a great plugin & thanks for keeping it free!


Last updated:
Sep 20 2018
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
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